‘We are sorry’: Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed apologises to India

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Published March 9, 2024 at 11:42am

    Pres Muizzu has asked Indian military to withdraw

    Ex Maldivian pres Nasheed expressed concerns

    India's contribution to Maldives' economy is huge

Tensions between India and the Maldives have escalated as President Mohamed Muizzu has declared plans to expel all Indian military personnel by March 10, prompting India’s boycott call impacting Maldivian tourism. 

However, on the other side, former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently in India, has expressed concerns over the repercussions. He issued an apology on behalf of Maldivian people. 

He emphasized the significance of Indian tourists to the Maldivian economy and acknowledged India’s diplomatic approach, contrasting it with the Maldivian president’s stance. Nasheed clarified the recent defence agreement with China as merely acquiring equipment, not a full-fledged defence pact.

‘We are sorry’: Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed apologises to India

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    Pres Muizzu has asked Indian military to withdraw

    Ex Maldivian pres Nasheed expressed concerns

    India's contribution to Maldives' economy is huge

Tensions between India and the Maldives have escalated as President Mohamed Muizzu has declared plans to expel all Indian military personnel by March 10, prompting India’s boycott call impacting Maldivian tourism. 

However, on the other side, former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently in India, has expressed concerns over the repercussions. He issued an apology on behalf of Maldivian people. 

He emphasized the significance of Indian tourists to the Maldivian economy and acknowledged India’s diplomatic approach, contrasting it with the Maldivian president’s stance. Nasheed clarified the recent defence agreement with China as merely acquiring equipment, not a full-fledged defence pact.

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